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Futurama is some kind of ailment.Future-trauma sounds more like it. Or Fry is in a new (comatose) traumatic self-induced state now known as Futurama to Earth doctors..
The writers must have been watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica.The finale almost confirms it.
The writers have watched Hentai.Explains "The Beast with a Billion Backs."
Futurama after the first few minutes was Fry's Dying DreamCryogenic freezing didn't exist even back in 1999, therefore Fry actually freezes himself to death- and everything from then onwards was Fry's Dying Dream as he falls unconscious.
Lars-Fry was never the Fry we knew and love.Rather, he's actually Fry from another universe. When Fry-A (our universe's Fry) goes back in time so the pizza he wants will be warmer, he encounters Lars, who criticizes his choice to go back in time for pizza. Lars always seemed more clever than Fry-A even before Fry matured into Lars. He's Fry, all right; but his intellect and reasoning seem slightly more refined than they should have been... The time code, regardless of what the characters tell you, is horribly flawed. Somewhere in that mess, something we didn't know about could have been going on. Maybe the time code somehow got Lars-Fry mixed up in a different universe - our universe called A. If the differences between the universes are that subtle (just like slightly different IQs for everyone), then Lars-Fry would notice but wouldn't necessarily realize that he's from a different universe. Besides, Lars, as a supposed 'duplicate' had cheated death for a long time. Also...
Lars-Fry is the Grandson of Fry-AAfter sleeping with his grandmother, Lars Fry was the resulting Grandson. Perhaps, ironically, inbreeding is the cause for his intelligence.
God was Fry.The time-travel related weirdness concerning Fry's family tree- and Lars is just the beginning... Fry is destined to, via Time Travel and other strangeness, become creator of every single particle, thing, and person in the universe. In "Godfellas," it is implied that God is the sentient mind of the universe. Perhaps there is only one sentient mind in the universe, weaved and weaving through all of time and space. Fry is the first segment of the thread, and his family tree oddness is the knot keeping his end in place. God is the sentient mind of the universe as a whole at any given point in time. Communicating with the universe as a whole may only be possible through the One True Language (see below).
Fry is also his maternal grandfather?!Fry has his mother's hair color and style. His father looks more like Mildred than either Enos Fry- or Fry himself. This sort of thing can skip a generation, but we never see his maternal grandparents. His mother's maiden name is All There in the Manual.
Fry (or a clone of him) was his own mother
Part of (or all) the series has been a Dying Dream of Fry...There are at least two notable instances where this could in fact be actually true:
Everything past The Late Philip J. Fry was Fry, Farnsworth and Bender's Dying Dream.Time isn't cyclical; the new universe could have only been brought about by a Big Crunch. The Forward-Time Machine was slowly losing power- with no more stars, the temperature is stealthily decreasing.
Fry didn't mutate because he's already technically a mutant.His "past-nastification" led to his lack of the Delta Brainwave. Who said all mutations have to be external?
Fry is related to Conan O'Brien.Come on, just look at his pointy hair!
Fry's middle name is Jancy.Pronounced like the J in "Hallelujah". The J. middle name is a tradition from his mother's side of the family.
Philip Fry II was living the life his Uncle Fry would have lived- if he wasn't frozen.Uncle Fry's life started going downhill when he hid his 7-leaf clover. If he hadn't been frozen, he would have found his clover. Everything that actually happened to Fry's nephew would have happened to Fry himself. The Nibblonian Nibbler knew of this outcome and and gave him Leela instead- as a gift for such a sacrifice.
Everything we know is a lieFry is actually a genius, but he was transported to a universe where no-one understands his genius because, the knowledge they have is completely different than the knowledge he had in the future universe.
1. The sky is blue because of refraction.
Philip J. Fry is still a police officerHe was simply assigned to keep an eye on Bender, a known criminal mastermind (and possible super-villain/God/etc.) with a pretty lengthy rap sheet.
Fry is allowed to watch the DVDs of shows that came out in early 21st century at a rate no faster than he would have been able had he stayed in the 21st century, and looks stuff up on Wikipedia 3000.For example, he could have started watching the LOST DVD set in 3003, but the Professor and Leela wouldn't let him finish watching it until 3009. If he was allowed to catch up on television at whatever rate he wished, he would spend all of his time watching 21st century television (when he's rich, he spends all of his time watching the incredibly rare tapes of 20th-century shows in order to recreate his old life), Everybody Loves Hypnotoad, and All My Circuits (he watches contemporary shows with the rest of the gang anyway). Fry watches a lot of DVD sets of media news/pop culture shows so he can keep up with the topical references other shows make; a lot of post-[Millennium Bug Y2K]] Family Guy episodes (to use an example of something that started in the 20th century, which he might have enjoyed watching) would have made absolutely no sense if Fry hadn't looked up most of his references online, and news/comedy/clip/pop culture shows like Tosh0 not only wouldn't make sense if he didn't know most of the references, but also gives him information on 21st-century pop culture that he then parrots back into the world. There is the irony in this situation that Fry probably knows more about the 21st century now than he would have if he'd stayed in our present.
Fry isn't as stupid as we think.Fry is actually of average intelligence. However, being a Fish Out of Temporal Water means that English has changed so much in the intervening years that he often has problems understanding what is said to him. The other characters are not speaking modern English, but rather an Anglic descendant language that is mostly (but not totally) mutually intelligible with modern English. It's close enough that Fry decides not to try and learn the language, confident that he can get whatever he's trying to say across. And whenever we see him acting stupid, it's actually him misunderstanding the Anglic descendant language.
Fry's grandmother was somewhat promiscuous.Think about it-despite dying on the same day that he was conceived, Enos is still considered Fry's grandpa. Not to mention that the whole My Own Grandpa issue was triggered due to Mildred coming on to Fry right after her supposed boyfriend-to-be was killed-that doesn't seem like someone who was grieving a whole lot. Mildred likely got around, and Yancy believes that Enos is his father because she's the last person he knows she slept with before being pregnant(Fry would've been omitted due to the awkwardness of a one-night stand after her last boyfriend died). Which leads me to my next theory...
Enos really is related to Fry.Specifically, Enos is Fry's maternal great-uncle. He looks too much like Fry to not be related, and Fry already has a source of orange hair with his mom. While I first thought he may be Fry's maternal grandfather, that would result in Yancy Sr being fine with marrying his sibling. Cousin marriage is allowed in New Mexico and New York, so it could happen
The Delta Wave is a result of the DNA in charge of reproduction/the X or Y chromosome.Think about it-the Delta Wave is mentioned by being generated by animals, robots, and some trees, but not Fry. Since Fry is his own paternal grandfather, his sex-determining Y chromosome has no other source, and thus would be wholly unique and unrelated to any other. This may go to explain how he lacks the Delta Wave-if all sex-determining chromosomes have a genome that generates the Delta Wave in the Futurama universe, Fry having a completely unique and infinitely looped one means he doesn't produce the Delta Wave. While not all animals have a sex-determining gene, any animal smart enough to be affected by the Brain Spawn does. Robots are shown to have gender differences in their programming, which would equate to said chromosome and provide an analogue for the Brain Spawn to stupify. As for "some trees", there are some plants that reproduce sexually. The only species that naturally lack a sexually chromosome are those that either don't reproduce(the Brain Spawn themselves being an example) or asexually reproducing species. The former has the obvious problem of never being able to replenish their kind, and the latter are significantly more susceptible to disease and genetic defects, which would prevent them lasting long enough to be a threat to the Brainspawn. One such example were the Dark Ones: they were predated by Brainspawn, and so evolved the power to reproduce asexually. This led to all their enemies exploiting a now vulnerable genetic code, which is why only one Dark Spawn was left in "The Wild Green Wonder."
Fry's "lower horn" isn't really that small.At least, not by 20th or 21st Century standards. It's just that in the future, genetic engineering has increased the average length of the human penis by several inches, making Fry's look small compared to what Amy and Leela are used to, while it'd be considered averaged-sized at worst if he hadn't been frozen.
Leela has an important destiny.The only evidence is Nibbler's cryptic comment "Ah, she must be the other..." (as in savior?), and Leela's dad replying, "Well, actually..." when Leela asked her parents if she was their mutant messiah.
Leela's purpose for being the Other is...To herald a new generation to protect the universe when Fry is dead. When Universe Gamma v1 Leela thought Fry was dead,she got some of Fry's sperm from a sperm bank and had a kid, but decided to give it up for adoption. That, or Fry knocked her up not long before "The Late Philip J Fry"
That thing Leela wears on her wrist is what the iPhone will evolve into.It gets calls, does just about everything, and gets Tetris.
In The Sting, Leela never did wake up at the end of the episode.The part where Leela woke up in the hospital was part of another one of the crazy dreams she had been having. Either she did eat a third spoonful of jelly and will never wake up, or she will one day hear Fry tell her that she has to wake up again.
Leela's an emotional masochist.Whenever she feels she's done something wrong ("Yo Leela Leela" for example) she begs people to get angry and punish her. At first, it seems to be out of guilt, but then she keeps asking and asking and asking for people to punish her and make her feel bad. Hmmm...
Fry and Leela
Fry and Leela's children will be superbeings.He's his own grandfather. She's the least mutated sewer mutant ever. If their unique genetics combine, then it may result in the most powerful beings ever. Also fits in with the above WMG.
Fry and Leela will not be together at the beginning of season six.Come on, does anyone really expect anything else to happen outside of wishful thinking? The writers reset it in Bender's Big Score so what's to say that they won't do it again? It'll probably be done in Rebirth by having Leela either not remember or otherwise change her mind, but Fry will settle at the end of the episode for the fact that she's alive. Cue Fry's 'Quest To Get Leela To Love Me' all over again.
Despite his romantic feelings, Fry is sexually averse to Leela.In other words: Fry loves Leela, but does not want to have sex with her. Because although he is fond of her personality—as well as being attracted to her from the waist down—the thought of copulating with a cyclops horrifies him. This could be due to, despite being used to her face on a casual level, he still cannot fathom it in a sexual context. More likely, he is afraid of producing similarly "disfigured" offspring, especially considering him being a product of incest himself and thus not wanting to suffer anyone a fate of this sort. Given that he comes from an era where safe sex and birth control aren't quite as watertight as the time period he currently resides in, it makes some sense.
Think about it. The only times the two have been seen to have had intercourse were in Anthology of Interest and The Prisoner of Benda. The former was a "What If" scenario spawned from Leela's mind, a situation she aggressively initiates, thus suggesting in this context that it's actually Leela who wants to make love to Fry, rather than the other way around. The latter occurred while the two were in different bodies, where Fry had just finished having sex with the decrepit, yet fully human, Farnsworth in Zoidberg's body. As for his attempt to sleep with Leela in "Parasites Lost", this is easily explained by the parasites' modification of his brain. When he returns after removing the parasites, his brain's gradual return to its formal, "unenlightened" self results in him becoming increasingly confused (and socially inept, as per usual). The followup holophone image he creates represents the horror his unconscious mind feels in regards to the situation he is finding himself in: getting ready to make love to a monster that he somehow feels deep affection for.
Bender's current personality was a result of the electrical shock he received in Space Pilot 3000Think of it- when we first meet Bender in Space Pilot 3000- he was just a suicidally depressed, alcoholic robot (which makes just as much sense as everything else in the series), who only had a few "up yours" moments. After Bender walked into the electrical lamp in the Hall Of Criminals at the Head Museum, he suddenly obtains a lust for bending that was probably greater than we first met him, his "up yours" attitude is worsened, complete with a horrible understanding of the word "stealth". And by the end of the episode, he's become an attention whore, a kleptomaniac, and his drinking problem's intensified. We know that electricity does bizarre things to a robot in the Futurama 'verse, so why wouldn't it make sense that too much electricity can override one's personality?
Bender is JesusWhen Bender went back in time to steal the cross, he went back a bit too early and suffered damage. He then rebooted himself into thinking he was Jesus because people thought he was divine in nature because he appeared to appear out of nowhere. Once Bender was crucified, he realised that he was a robot and reverted to his normal personality. Myths about Jesus being a human with divine attributes were due to no-one knowing what a robot was at the time.
Bender is God/The Galactic Entity/whatever Yivo wasn't.The Galactic Entity isn't a space probe that collided with God, but God. But it started out as something that "collided" with God. A certain Bending robot, perhaps? He did become a god to the Shrimpkins, which fulfilled the Clap Your Hands If You Believe requirement of Gods Need Prayer Badly. The Time Code was in a tattoo of Bender because he's vain and would think it great fun to make the universe's inhabitants contact a picture of him. Bender may eventually be several times older than the universe itself, depending on how many times he traveled, both in Bender's Big Score and afterward.
Bender's nightmare about the 2 has to do with the Church of Robotology prayer.Everything goes fine in the dream, all zeroes and ones, until he sees the two. In the prayer, the two seems to indicate a higher power, and it may be this that he's afraid of in the dream, instead of the non-binary number.
Bender isn't a sociopath, just mentally very young.Bender is only four years old in terms of age, and in psychology it has been found that very young children are essentially very selfish beings. (which makes evolutionary sense as human children are essentially helpless and need to demand that level of attention to survive.) If robots are designed to develop mentally in the same way humans do, it could be that Bender simply hasn't grown up enough to develop the ability to empathise with others especially since he shows the occasional signs of empathy and even feels quite lonely when apart from his friends, particularly Fry... or he could just be a sociopathic kleptomaniac with a soft spot for his friends. Who knows? For this WMG to work would mean that Bender would still have to have been given the intellectual concepts like language and the like in his initial programming.
Bender's family.Multiple WMGs crammed into one;
Bender became evil the day he met FryHe was reluctant to bend anything that wasn't girders when they were trapped in the hall of criminals (in the first episode),but then his head antennae ran into the light and got shocked. Now remember this in the Hall of criminal Heads, so when he wakes up he is much more spunky and has a more "in your face personality". Perhaps the heads had a effect on him to make him more evil. He also might have had some memory loss when this happened explaining:"People lived before they met me?"
Bender is actually a Super Prototype.Bender is constantly bending things that a normal Bending Unit is not supposed to be able to bend. He's even violated the laws of physics multiple times. This would explain why he was built without a backup unit: he was never intended for regular Bending duty or for mass production. He was never even intended to be let out of the factory; Hermes wasn't supposed to approve him. This also explains his child-like mood swings and his self-destructive tendencies: he can sense something's not right with him and his situtation, so he's lashing out at the universe and himself.
Bender's hindquarters (probably including the rest of him) were plated or painted with a metallic yellow substance for a while before Fry met him.Hence why his second favorite word (in "War is The H-Word") is "daffodil", while "bite", "my", and "shiny" are his fifth through third favorite words but "metal" doesn't even make the list. This may have changed at the time of the coin flip for his metallic coating referenced in "The Farnsworth Parabox"; They discontinued (or changed) the coating, and he flipped a coin between using a new but slightly different golden coating or go back to his original silvery coating style.
Bender was high in the first episode.Many people interpret Bender getting shocked to mean that he was deprogrammed that day. However, remember what we learn much later, that unusually high amounts of electricity gets robots high. Also, Bender doesn't show any tendency to bend for destructive purposes after the pilot. Bender does many evil things, but bending destructively isn't one of them. So, Bender was simply high after running into the exposed socket, which hampered his way of thinking, which explains why he was suddenly so enthusiastic about bending.
Bender embodies all the seven deadly sins at once.Let's see: he's self-centered, arrogant and cocky (Pride), he will do anything underhanded for material/financial gain (Greed), he's very sleazy and won't do anything important with his life (Sloth), he has a short fuse and is quick to react to his short temper (Wrath), he uses alchohol as a fuel source therefore he needs it so we can't say lust but he takes way more alchohol than he needs to the point of waste (Gluttony), he likes sluts and whores (Lust), and he covets/hates others' fortunes (Envy).
Bender is far stronger than he thinks he isDuring "Bender's Big Score", when under the Scammers' control, he was able to block Leela's kick just by standing there, when usually she can easily hurt him. In "The Beast With A Billion Backs", while he was smoking during deathball, a giant ball hit him and he barely noticed. Then in "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", when his mind was wiped, he walked right through a metal door like it wasn't even there.
Part of Bender's job is being Farnsworth's sandbox.Hence why he gets new powers right out of his shiny metal ass: Professor Farnsworth regularly unleashed his Mad Scientist tendency by upgrading Bender. It's the main reason why Bender hasn't been fired-the Professor is playing Mad Doctor For Science! on him. Being upgraded over and over goes to explain his inconsistent composition-by the time the series was perma-cancelled, all that's left of Bender's original is his head and spine at best. Many of Bender's abilities are Farnsworth testing his inventions on him/reverse engineering Bender:
Robot Devil is an alien robot.And that's because humans hadn't develop the technology to build robots in the 23rd century(and it's implied he's that old).
The 4th dimensional whale evolved on Zoidberg's home planetEvery time he sees it, he grows horror hair, yet we never see him grow the hair for anything else, thus we must assume that it is a natural defense mechanism, maybe the shape of the hair scares the whale or something?
I. C. Wiener is an abbreviation of Nibbler's real name.Fry is the only one we see read it. What reason would he have to use a fake one?
Zoidberg is JesusHe came back as a space lobster, but was too naive to comprehend how corrupt humanity had become. Instead, he got caught up in the moment and has been coasting along ever since. In "A Tale of Two Santas," he dressed as Jesus and said himself that he was Jesus. Mayor Poopenmeyer believed him.
The Professor caused the extinction of all life in "The Late Philip J. Fry".When he was showing off his doomsday devices there was one that "Kills everything everywhere." Somebody must have found and detonated it, it is the only thing I can see as causing the death of all life in the universe when just shortly before that it had been thriving with millions/billions/trillion of species.
Zapp Brannigan is able to maintain his command because he's blackmailing someone.You know that line "It is a woman this time?" in his first appearance? Well, that non-woman was in a position of power and gave Zapp his position. He gets to keep it because of the technicalities of year 3000 Earth.
Alternatively, it is all a farce.The Earth government needed something to distract them from their real problems, so they use Zapp Brannigan. They don't choose a competent general in case he catches on, and make clones of the many soldiers who die in Zapp's strategies. Kif is there to make sure he doesn't go too overboard, and is forced to stay with him under threat of death. Let's face it, the Futurama universe would allow that.
Igner's middle name is Amos.Too obvious to not be true.
Morbo is Jesus.Here to spread his message: News anchor, plus "I WILL DESTROY YOU!" Everyone will be taken up into the sky to watch the earth burn: sounds like something the thousands of fleets could do. And, having been deified (or at least de-incarnated), there's no reason to assume that he would look human when he returned. A Space Jesus would have to look familiar to as many different species as possible; many species are green, with proportionally larger heads and larger fangs than humans.
Kif is Zapp's caretaker.Unfortunately, he's not blunt enough to tell people outright. While he was skirting the issue, Zapp was hired onto DOoP and promoted to Captain. Then it became truly embarassing because Kif is now responsible for letting an incompetent man send millions of soldiers to their deaths. This is why Kif doesn't protest much when he gets demoted along with Zapp:
The Chanukah Zombie is Zombie JesusJesus cannot be so vain to worship himself, so he must be of the Jewish religion. Q.E.D.
Igner is practising Obfuscating StupidityIn Bender's Game, he successfully diverted the attentions of his brothers away from the location of Fry and company while escaping. He did so with some clever wording, effectively turning attention away from the area. Igner then, following the example of Hubert Farnsworth, swallowed the rare phlebotinum.
The Turangas ARE aliens.Or, at least, PART alien. They're brain slug/mutant hybrids. This is why they all have one eye, while other mutants seem to have no similarity within families at all, and that the Turangas' sanity, especially Leela's, is much higher than the other characters in Futurama.
Mom is a descendant of Steve JobsShe's an industrial giant who presents a warm and inviting image that makes people trust her and buy into her empire, but is cutthroat, bitter, and downright evil when she's not in the public view. Then she invented the eyePhone.
Hermes is responsible for the conflicting versions of Bender's birth.The version with Bender born as a smaller robot is real, and the version with Bender born "fully grown" is a false memory planted in Bender's mind by Hermes. When Bender was hired by Planet Express, Hermes realized Bender would kill him if the missing backup unit was discovered. So Hermes reprogrammed Bender's memory of his birth to remove all images of "inspector 5" so that Bender wouldn't kill Hermes.
The Galactic Entity is..
The Preacher bot is the true Robot Devil.Could you honestly expect robots (or anyone for that matter) to leave a sinless life? Preacherbot created Robotology for the sole purpose of sending robots to Hell. That is why when you join their religion, you are sent to Robot Hell the moment you sin. The Robot Devil is the Anti Christ, or the Anti Anti Christ as he is unaware of his purpose
Professor Farnsworth is a Zombie.He worships zombie Jesus, wants to eat Hermes's brains and thought about removing his own brain.
Professor Farnsworth is a secret Furry.Think about it: are there any other odd fetishes he hasn't tried? Also, the Planet Express building seems to have a room for every possible purpose; it's only a matter of time before this one is revealed.
Zoidberg is not actually poor.In his capacity as a Doctor and Medical consultant, he makes a decent minimum wage and manages to support himself; however, he keeps up the pretence of being destitute and starving in order to support the horrible eating disorder that spiraled out of his crippling depression. You notice how fat he looks next to other members of his species?
There is another being Yivo wasn't able to brainwash.Yivo couldn't get Leela because Leela was too clever and was able to avoid the tentacles until she could get the word out. However, there is also no way that Yivo, who possesses a mind strong enough to talk to 20 quadrillion people at once, could have stood a chance against the Hypnotoad.
Nothing went wrong with Santa's programming or construction.The only problem was that everybody except for Zoidberg actually deserved to die.
Slurms MacKenzie wasn't killed in the cave collapseHe was actually cut up into hundreds of smaller Slurms MacKenzies, which sort of explains his appearance on the V-GINY in "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela"
Zapp Brannigan has only made it all the way with a few women.Which is why whenever he sees Leela he feels the need to bring it up to keep his false reputation as a "ladies man". He always hits on her because she had sex with him once, and he figures maybe she'll do it again. So where's the Wild Mass Guess?
Cpt. Land O' Connor is the great-grandfather of Dr. Adlai Atkins.Because the former is "devoid of characteristics", i.e. boring. The generation between the Captain's son and Atkins (Who presumably is either is related through his mother or took a new name due to not knowing his family) died and he was not adopted by his grandfather or great-grandmother.
the brain slug planet isn't that badyou should all go there without hats on and enjoy it
Calculon really did beat Langdon Cobb.Just one problem with that, the idiot killed himself, so Langdon won by default.
Nibbler's cutesy brainless pet persona isn't just an act, it's a separate personality.Nibbler's done some pretty horrible things while keeping up his act (see the Fridge page for a list), but Lord!Nibbler can't be blamed for what Pet!Nibbler does.
Zoidberg is Obfuscating Stupidity for Farnsworth's sake.Think about it for a second: compare his character in Tip of the Zoidberg to his current incarnation. He's still fairly comical, but look at his sudden flashes of lucidity/brilliance, like when he cures Farnsworth's yeti-ism and his incredibly deep characterization in the casino episode. How do you explain those? The answer: It's a facade to protect Hubert. Comically.
Zoidberg botched the operation in Stench and StenchibilityIn Stench and Stenchibility Zoidberg attaches a new nose to his girlfriend so she can smell, the down-side Zoidberg smells awful. However after the nose-job she thinks he smells lovely and flowers smell repulsive, she quits her job as a florist because of this and becomes a garage collector. She puts this down to having never smelt before and therefore having no positive/negative experiences but this doesn't really add up, instead it seems that Zoidberg crossed some wires down the line.
The Hyperchicken Lawyer is actually brilliant at his job.In just about every single case where he appears, he manages to act in his clients' best interests, even if what he does gets him disbarred (calling evidence against his own clients and then moving for his own disbarment being an example.) That particular piece of insanity would have resulted in an instant mistrial for Bender and Fry, and in any case allowed them to plead insanity. His insanity works out too well for his clients for it to purely be incompetence.
Zoidberg was neutered at some point.Zoidberg has alluded to having sex, despite dying after mating. When he came to understand emotions like love and disembowelling, his potential suitors may have wanted to sleep with him(not sure why). So he could fufill a physical aspect of the relationship along with an emotional, Zoidberg had his male jelly-producing testes surgically removed. There's already a precedent for neutered animals who suffer Death by Sex(squids, for example) living longer because they're unable to reproduce. This may
Hermes became a drug-user as a result of the 2980 Olympics.Note this line in "The Prisoner of Benda"
"No Hermes, I'll ruin your body too!"
—Amy Wong in Leela's body
"30 years of the munchies beat you too it."The episode's chronology sets during the year 3010-thirty years after the Olympics that Hermes Conrad competed in. And what happened there? A kid died trying to imitate him. Hermes didn't just give up limbo because of this event-he took marijuana to cope with the loss/possible guilt of the event. Bet you feel bad laughing at the stoner implications now don't you?
"Robosexuality" is actually a metaphor for interracial relationships.
Scientists didn't increase the speed of lightThey shrank the universe, this while still ridiculous makes more sense than changing a physical constant especially since they do have shrinking technology it just requires really tiny atoms and those are really expensive, maybe they are expensive because they used most of them to shrink the universe or maybe its just hard to make them smaller than they already are.
The heads in jars are not actual preserved people, but simply clones with The Themepark Version of that person's personality installed artificially.It would certainly explain Nixon's head. He's been dead for years now. It also explains the changes in personality. Contrary to popular opinion, Nixon was not nearly that depraved during his presidency. He wasn't majorly involved in Watergate until AFTER it started going public. Also, Washington didn't sell his teeth for whiskey, and the replacement teeth certainly weren't wooden, but more likely some sort of ivory or similar. Moreover, he didn't speak in Elizabethan English.
Some of the heads are reanimated from dead remains by necromancy.Pulled from the boardosphere, although the Hall of Screaming Skulls in Bender's Big Score makes it approach obvious. This could overlap with the first theory if there's some kind of personality imprinting going on. Connections to the Chanukah Zombie and the 2443 rise of Zombie Jesus are unclear.
The technology of making new heads in jars got lost in the third millenniumThey still know how to keep the existing heads alive, but they don't know how to cut off the head without killing the person.
All robots have nanite healing systems.This is why Bender has recovered quickly from damage with no on-screen repairs.
All Bending robots have nanite healing systems.They have been shown to be a lot tougher than most robots.
Yivo is GodYivo's body is literally Fluffy Cloud Heaven. Shkle seems to have a deep love for all sentient lifeforms as well as numerous godlike abilities. Furthermore, Yivo is a possible reading of YHVH, which according to Jewish lore is God's true name. Bender met God, which suggests one of two things:
Binary is the One True Language.Binary is the most basic form of proper communication in the Futurama universe. If God is the universe's sentient mind, then His native language would be the most fundamental. The time-sphere generation code from Bender's Big Score is, as was strongly implied, a direct request to God in His native language.
The Smelloscope uses spectroscopySince scientists increased the speed of light to travel intergalactic distances, the smelloscope uses high-speed-light radio spectroscopy and translates the chemicals composing the smell into a synthetic odor on the user's end.
Brain Slugs feed off the Delta Brain Wave and have limited power over it.Brainspawn control people through the Delta Brain Wave. Fry doesn't have a Delta Wave because of his Past-Nastification, so the Brainspawn can't control him. The one time he got a Brain Slug attached, the poor guy starved to death, obviously because Fry's brain didn't have the proper balance of "nutrients". The same thing would happen if a human ate nothing but Twinkies and Funnyuns all day. Also, it seems that nobody but Fry notices when anybody has a Brain Slug attached, and the little things seem immobile. This is because they transmit a weak telepathic field to anybody within range that compels them to put them on their heads, and keeps others from noticing their existence. Fry is immune because, as before, he lacks the necessary Delta Wave.
The new Nixon administration repealed the career assignment law.In the pilot and in the Season 2 finale ("The Cryonic Woman"), the palm-implanted career chip played a significant role in the plot. Otherwise, it does not seem to come up much; in later seasons, characters are seen to be changing jobs relatively freely (ex: Fry becoming a police officer in "Law and Oracle") without implanting/changing chips. It's possible that someone/some group in the Earth government saw the career assignment law as unjustifiably harsh (firing people out of a cannon into the sun), difficult to enforce (think of how much chip implanting goes on without official knowledge—like how Leela, Fry, and Bender take up employment at Planet Express thanks to Farnsworth keeping the career chips of his old crew), ideologically problematic (Earth makes a big enough deal of freedom to have a holiday called Freedom Day), or otherwise untenable, and had it taken off the books. Nixon might well have magnified his role in the repeal of the law to garner public support and gain more consecutive terms as Earth president.
Part of the job of the collars on heads in jars is increased memory capacity and retention.This is how Nixon can recall with perfect clarity the first half century of his life, and why Leonard Nimoy doesn't mention any major accomplishments since the turn of the 21st century. Their lives as of the time they were headjarified are contained in the collars, and only the last couple of decades are contained in their brains, and slowly get replaced with newer, less time-degraded memories. Their personalities stay roughly the same over a thousand years or more because they're having a constant case of Amnesiac Dissonance.
The "some trees" that possess the delta brain wave...Include the screaming pines from Xmas Story and the Altairean Bouquet Tree from The Cyber House Rules. Yeah, I know, this isn't that much of a WMG. I just wanted to make that connection.
Why most of the heads are from the late 20th century:They got in on the head-preserving deal when it was just starting up, and nobody realized how incredibly expensive it would be to keep feeding the immortal heads for the rest of eternity, or until the warranty ran out (whichever came first... Teller probably didn't give a verbal objection when Penn got him the shortest warranty possible to save on preservation fees). A few heads are reconstructions of different historical people, the heads of clones with artificial or (somehow) copied memories, like with Seymour (the presidents are the prime example of the reconstructions).
Water wasn't instantaneously mutagenic, a flying pig-fish just ate the rat.Or the rat was switched out for a fish by a swimming mutant. There are other pig fish, mutation doesn't work that quickly, and there's no reason that a mutant shouldn't get more mutated by falling in.
Futurama takes place in our futureWhen Lars, about a few days after becoming a time paradox duplicate, starts to really miss home he will go back to 1999 and freeze himself in a tube on a different floor than where he was originally frozen. He ends up a bit early, so decides to take a job at Fox. And thus,he gives us the Futurama show in the first place
Futurama takes place in our pastThe year 252,525? That was the Middle Ages. The reason why we don't remember having ostriches then was because the castle that used ostriches was run by idiots who thought ostriches would catch on. We know what happens in Futurama because Fox discovered a secret basement of Planet Express, which had a diary of the crew's adventures.
Dead bodies from suicide booths are used to make soy-lent greenIt would certainly explain why they would empty after a person dies and explain where the soylent green factories get their people from
The Tijuana that Bender and Hermes visit is a themed cityIn a previous invasion, the Omicronians were expecting every city south of the North American border to be a clichéd Latin town because of the TV signals they kept intercepting, and since it is extremely inadvisable to disagree with the Omicronians, authorities rapidly turned all bordering cities into Latin Land themed cities, or alternatively, city sized theme parks.
The paradox free time code doesn't send you back in time. It sends you forward in time far enough to enter the next incarnation of the universe at the desired point in time.The Late Phillip J Fry proved that time is cyclical, and it featured copies of the time travelers that were immediately doomed once the travelers arrived. This explains why time paradox duplicates (like the scammer duplicate) aren't seen going back in time to create stable time loops. It's a new universe so they don't have to go back to avoid paradoxes. The doom field that kills duplicates doesn't come from time paradoxes, but from the space probe that collided with God trying to keep everything straight. All those extra Benders started exploding because space probe/God got sick of making logical endings for each one and decided to Kill 'em All to make a point about abusing the code.
The Heads are from the present era because of the War of 2012.Conan O'Brien's head said that he lost his freakishly long legs in the War of 2012. It's possible that the war was between the pop-culture icons and... something.
The last proton becomes God.Then it caused the next big bang and restarts the universe.
The Near Death Star gives immortalityNobody dies of old age anymore in the future. Once somebody reaches 160, they're taken by the robots and kept on the Near Death Star. This keeps them in a healthy, safe stasis, where they will never die (barring destruction of the Near Death Star). The robots actually mean well.
Robots often use their closet space to keep extra chassis in.Because when your clothing won't fold flat and is about the size of a rotund human, you need that much closet space.
The Planet Express Ship subjectively exceeds c.I am referring to the future speed of light, of course. Cubert and Farnsworth agree that the ship moves the universe around it. They also have some basic engines on the back. The combination of these two facts is that, if you use the old distance travelled/time lost equation, you get a speed greater than (future) c. The professor, however, prefers going slowly, and Leela knows enough to realize why going faster than you can see obstacles is a bad idea. Incidentally, this justifies any future use of Travelling at the Speed of Plot if the ship is involved. If it's an emergency, they can go faster.
The universe Pre The Late Philip J Fry was the very first one, or the second to firstWe saw that time is cyclical, in that each universe is basically identical to the previous. Thus each forwards time machine misses one universe, and reaches the next. If there was two universes or more before the one we grew up on, the Forwards Time Machine there would have either crushed the crew we know or arrived nearby, and they would have replaced the Fry,Bender and Farnsworth we know. But this didn't happen much to Leela's dismay. Either the cycle started with the original universe, or with one before that which means this previous reality's crew is in the universe our crew skipped trying to get home.
The last proton is..
Humans in the Futurama universe all have a congenital insensitivity to painHow often have we see Fry loose a limb or nail his own hand to something without flinching? It isn't just him either - Amy accidentally cut off one of her own fingers without seeming more than mildly annoyed.
Freedom Day is a Secret Test of Character.You can do whatever you want without any consequences, letting you unleash your real self and letting others see you for who you really are. It's What You Are in the Dark, in broad daylight.
The beautiful and intelligent women of the year Fifty Million AD were actually robots.Of course, the machines won the war in Ten Million AD and went on to build a paradise in the next forty million years.
The entire series is like "The Sting", only in Fry's mind.What happened in the beginning of the third sketch of "Anthology of Interest 1" is exactly what happened; Fry didn't land in the cryogenic tube, but instead hit his head on it. Hard enough to put him into an irreversible coma. Being the over-imaginative sci-fi nut that he is, Fry's mind is now stuck in the place it always wanted to be: the future. He gets the robot friend he always wanted, gets the career he's always dreamed of (though because his mind only knows of being a delivery boy, that's exactly the circumstance it puts him in), and, for once, his life doesn't suck. It certainly explains most (if not all) of the technological anachronisms that sprout up all over the place (like VCRs and dial-up internet existing 1000 years in the future); like most people, his mind's expectations of the future only reach the big picture, so the minor details most people wouldn't think about are filled in by what his brain knows. We see family and loved ones nearly breaking through to Fry in episodes like "The Cryonic Woman" and "Jurassic Bark" (likely Michelle visited him during the former, and Fry's parents brought Seymour to see him in the latter); their words (or barks) reach his subconscious and trigger memories that wind up integrating themselves into his elaborate fantasy world. The reason the Brainspawn can't attack him isn't because he lacks the delta brain wave, but because he's the only person in that entire universe that's actually real (think of it like a virtual reality game; if one of the enemies shoots another character with a ray gun, they're gonna explode, but if they shoot you, you certainly won't because you're not technically part of the "universe"). If you look at it from that angle, suddenly 95% of the show starts to make sense.
The Sting is canon.Fry really did die, and Leela went mad from grief. Everything afterwards is her mind's desperate attempt to prevent her killing herself from depression, but at the cost of detaching herself from reality. Planet Express probably locked her up after she stole Fry's corpse and used him.
The Jakabirds that live with Yivo are really humans from previous iterations of Universe Gamma.Yivo did say that shklee was older than Universe Gamma, so shklee must have launched the same tentacle attack on each iteration of the universe many times before. In the end, Yivo would pick one random human to stay with shkler each time. As Yivo's universe does cause immortality, the human's mind would degenerate and they would grow a pair of wings after living with Yivo for eons, creating another trillion years of loneliness for shklim until an Anomoly opens up between a new universe and Yivo's universe, causing these events to repeat themselves all over again.
Nibbler (or the Nibblonians in general) own(s) Applied Cryogenics.Given their need for Fry to be sent to the future (and for him to STAY THERE) AND their need to keep his importance secret, they secretly built and own the cryogenics company and basically pay their employees to maintain the stasis pods and their residents and to not worry when they find any sudden new arrivals. The building has also been powered by Nibblonian power generators (that no doubt look like some form of adorable pet/child's toy and therefore attract no suspicion) since 1997 to make sure the power never fails. ALSO POSSIBLE: They intentionally employ... eccentric individuals who are less likely to question what they are doing, with the one exception being Leela, who they had, through ancient Nibblonian Science (or because Future-Fry mentioned her name when he tried to stop Nibbler on NYE 1999), determined that she would become "The Other" to Fry. Also, the scans performed on new defrostees are sent to The Nibblonians, so they would know when The Chosen One had arrived, because that's just practical. So, in short: The Nibblonians are responsible for everything that happens and preventing every undesirable thing that should happen involving the cryogenic chambers.
Zoidberg's race ability to mate is similar to insectsThey're insects that, after sex, the female kills the male. The females of Zoidberg's race kill their male mate and minutes later she dies.
The whole entire series didn't actually happen.It's all a dream Fry's having while he's being cryogenic- in reality he is still in the Cryogenic Chamber! When the series truly ends, the audience will find out that none of that crazy stuff actually happened, none of those futuristic beings never existed... It was a really long unrealistic dream due to Fry being in such a deeply artificial sleep... When Fry wakes up for real there's a certain number of possibilities that could happen to him:
The forwards time machine doesn't send you to an identical universe.Rather, it sends you to the same universe. When the universe ends, time itself goes back to the beginning. This is why they seem perfectly fine with what happened. As for why the universe didn't collapse when they crushed their past selfs? The time machine is designed to avoid paradoxes, so it runs on the time code.
Radiators give off a type of hypnosis to make people think they're just radiatorsFry made out with one and it did show up at his funeral after all.
The culture of the Futurama world is due to an After the End apocalyptic event.Specifically, it was one caused by the first set of saucers (aka Bender), during the 24th century. The result was a traumatic global war, bringing the majority of the world into a Middle-Ages stasis. This all changed with the second coming of Jesus. Mankind managed to advance thanks to the lost technology, however, due to the disaster, the world was still culturally in the neo-Middle Ages. This, and Schizo Tech, may explain why Futurama became the world that it is.
Origin of robots with unclear reasons to be built.
Earth was actually very peaceful until recently.
The Doom Field of time duplicates only activates when they're in they're near their immediate counterpart.Think about it-Nudar's duplicate died right after Nudar returned from time travel, and right next each other. Hermes's duplicate headless body dies with the original's head attached, and Bender's duplicate self-destructs shortly after meeting his "19 seconds from the future" original. The reason why is because there's a significant more paradox when a duplicate and original are close to each other-however they have to be close to the original not just in space, but in time: Lars-Fry lasted because he spent 12 years away from the closest Fry to his timeline, and causality couldn't just wreck Lars' tube because that would also kill Michelle, unnecessarily complicating Fry's history(which is bad) and possibly leading to the facility being shut down for being unsafe(which is VERY BAD.) Lars-Fry continued to last because of the Stable Time Loop of his past self knowing about him, and continued to a combination of being a Future Badass and causality wanting to get back at Nudar for starting this whole thing. When Bender created a massive paradox at the end, time said "screw it" and just blew them all up to say "don't mess with time travel!"
January 1st, 2000 is a fixed point in time.Out of necessity, of course. Not only does it involve Fry getting frozen, forming the key to the massive Stable Time Loop that is his existence, but it also has two other versions of Fry in the same area. The reason why 1999!Fry didn't wake up when 3007!Fry tried to take his wallet and fell into the same tube, despite using the paradox-free time travel code, was because as a fixed point history would ensure that nothing could be altered, so the effects of suspended animation would remain. Similarly, no-one noticed the frozen Bender duplicate because of said unalterable fixed point. Logically, the whole of the cryogenic lab would remain a fixed point until December 31, 2999. The Anthology of Interest story didn't just have the universe fall apart because of the expected Temporal Paradox, but because as Doctor Who has shown denying a fixed point is really bad.
Earth is the way it is because of Omicron Persei 8Lrrr loves watching tv from earth, and Omicron Persei 8 is strong military power compared to (puny)earth to the point where it is standard policy for us surrender instantly whenever we are attacked, yet earth still has a (mostly) independent government, How? well Lrrr declares that no one can mess with earths culture (which would stop tv from being made) they can still rule over earth or declare war on it as long as pop culture is unaffected, this explains why everyone acts like invaders taking over and enslaving earth is as normal as doing the laundry, they know that nothing major is going to happen as the omicronian's would step in. it also explains why there are so many pop references and why the future is, more or less the same as today just with shinier gadgets. it has been hinted at in the show that earth's primary export is tv, (well, and mom's robots.)
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The Encyclopod didn't take Hutch Waterfall's DNA because Humans are endangered.He took it because the Waterfall family is endangered.
The worms from Parasites Lost were planted by the Nibblonians.Assuming that the Nibblonians knew that the worm's improvements of his brain wouldn't remove his immunity to the Brainspawn, it would be the only logical course of action.
The worms from "Parasites Lost" were planted by the Brainspawn or the Dark One.The parasites were working hard on repairing and perfecting Fry's body. If they have been left there long enough, then they probably would have given him a new Delta Brainwave, rendering him vulnerable.
The Robot Devil cheats at fiddle contests.He and the contestants use the fiddle made of gold, which, as Leela points out and the Robot Devil admits, would sound bad. But the Robot Devil's playing sounds good. He probably has a recording that he plays and a way to dampen the actual sound of the golden fiddle.
The bird grabbed by Yivo's genticle had an adverse effect.The angels on Yivo were created by trying to reproduce human beings in Yivo's world. Because Yivo caught the bird, they became winged with bird-like intelligence.
In Bender's Big Score, Bender saved a bunch of stuff; only the cheap copies were destroyed in the post-Y2K apocalypses.Self-explanatory. The ones we think are real are fakes, but we have no access to the real real things and so cannot know any better. The real ones skipped over all that stuff, so they weren't destroyed. Oh, and Da Vinci originally did paint the Mona Lisa on canvas; the fake "real" one is on wood.
Space Bee honey doesn't have any soporific or coma-inducing effects.Come on, it was Zoidberg who said it did! (Also, it was All Just a Dream, so Leela could have made it up.)
Rebirth was a story told by Pazuzu.It explains the stem cell stuff as well as it explains the Robot-Nucleic Acid.
Circusitis is The Virus but only truly effects childrenIt turns children into clowns. However should an adult, (like Hermes did) contract it just makes them sick for a bit with an easy cure.
At one point during the temporal fast-forward montage, Fry and Farnsworth revisited the buxom scientist time period.Because c'mon. Probably just cut because it ruined the flow of the montage.
Morbo's promises of an alien invasion already came... in the form of the Brainspawn.Morbo was actually a member of the Brainspawn who took an alien form and became a sleeper cell agent for Earth. However, his failure to hide his goals made it so the Brain's power would affect him as well.
Bender's dad's death was the reason the robot factory in Tijuana to be closed downIn Lethal Inspection we learn that the robot factory where Bender was made was closed down, and we know from an earlier episode that Bender's dad was killed by a giant magnetic can opener. We also know that Bender's mom is the mechanical arm that assembled him. Well if his mom was the mechanical arm, then most likely his dad may have been the conveyor belt that he was on. Anyway the theory goes like this: the robot factory constructed not just robots but other mechanical objects as well. One day while they were assembling a giant can opener, the can opener went haywire while it was still on the conveyor belt causing it to be destroyed. The accident was so bad that it caused the Tijuana robot factory to be closed down. Bender's mom obviously survived as she still sends a letter to Bender every X-mas.
The Late Phillip J. Fry was All Just a Dream.I'm not sure whose dream it was (though Fry would be the best candidate), but there are just too many things that make no sense at all in it. For starters, Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale, but that's everything with this show. However, it still fails astrophysics forever because even assuming protons do decay, the decay of the last proton is not the end of time. Black holes would continue to exist, slowly evaporating and exploding, and by the time the degenerate era is complete, most of the mass in the universe would be in black holes, not in intersteller gas or even black dwarfs and neutron stars. Next, the In Spite of a Nail bit makes no sense whatsoever, because any slight deviation causes random variables to be different, which causes dramatically different outcomes. We aren't talking about human events here, we're talking about the fundamental parameters of the universe. One could appeal to determinism, but that violates quantum mechanics. No, what makes the most sense is that this was all some crazy dream, or else the output of the What If Machine.
Mildred cashed in on Enos's death.We all know that Fry became his own grandfather when he did the nasty in the past-y. His "grandmother" Mildred was clever enough to know that her doofus boyfriend Enos Fry would get himself killed somehow. She convinces Enos to take out a huge military life insurance policy and name her as the beneficiary. She only pretended to be sad when Enos was blown up by an A-Bomb, and leaped into bed with Fry. Her son Yancey was well taken care of even though Mildred was an unwed mother.
The First Amalgamated Church was created by jesus in his second comingwhy do you think there is an space pope? of course, jesus is from zoidbergs race and this time his message traveled the entire universe.
Inspired by the events of "Benderama", the makers of Slurm will release their new drink: Slurmahol!An episode may revolve around the bad stuff that happens when you either feed a slurm queen no water and lots of alcohol or (if they use a method similar to the Mini-Bender method) when you mix Slurm with alcohol. They'll probably just make it a minor background or recurring gag, or one of their fake commercials.
There is SOME meaning behind Fry missing the button push in "A Big Piece of Garbage"Given Futurama's propensity for using obscure or subtle moments, I can't help but think that the writers have (or even had and then later dropped) something in mind for when Fry went to push the button to launch the ball of garbage and missed on his first attempt. Perhaps by missing at that second, the second ball's trajectory was altered from the original calculation and thus will have some ramification later. In any event, This Troper believes there's some meaning in all this...
Something must have happened to prevent the robot takeover described in Decision 3012.In The Late Phillip J. Fry, even as time progresses to 3050 and Planet Express expands, there wasn't any Soylent Majority or robot uprisings. When they travel forward in time, there is an era wherein robots are killing what is left of humanity, but that's millions of years in the future. Something else must have happened to stop the takeover of Earth by robots in what seems to be less than 100 years, since in The Late Phillip J. Fry, there is no robot takeover until many years later.
Barbara was planning a Thanatos Gambit for Hermes in the non canon third X-Mas specialThat's why she invited Barbados Slim for Kwanzaa and bitched at Hermes to get bee wax for the candles. She knew that the killer bees were the only ones with the bee's wax and that they would kill him and his friends so she could have him out of the way so she and Barbados could hook up.
The Death Clock was foreshadowing the events of "Bender's Big Score."The garbage ball episode had Fry enter his finger in the Death Clock, and it suggested he would die very soon. Cut to 7 years later, where Lars Filmore appears and dies. Up until the events of the movie, Lars and Fry were the exact same individual. Thus the implications of Fry dying very soon were true, From a Certain Point of View(for those who say "7 years isn't soon", consider how Farnsworth's parents are still alive despite being 190 years old at least when we see them.
Analysis on the different futures of "The Late Philip J Fry".
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The first episode of Season Six will riff on the Star Trek reboot.The characters will come out of the wormhole in an Alternate Universe where everything is randomly different. In a recent panel, they mentioned warning Matt Groening of a 'literal rebirth' of the show. They needed to hire new voice actors to portray the alternate versions of the characters, and they covered it up as re-casting. Instead of handing over continuity to the new versions of themselves, the characters we know and love will run rampant in the new universe.
The Nibblonians invented housecatsThey were created to help contol/keep an eye on humans. This is why Nibbler, who will eat anything, didn't touch the cats in the episode where he was at the animal show. The fact that cats act somewhat like Nibblonians just adds to this.
On the new season's first episode in regards to the "literal rebirth": The planet-mantis depositing its young on various planets, so they won't go extinct. Or rather, become extinct.
Everyone but Fry and Professor Farnsworth in Rebirth will be brought back with no memories.They will be 'reborn' perhaps due to the Stingray Alien from The Movie, or just made new bodies by the Professor. Sadly, it will turn out that all of their last memory-backups on file at the Central Bureaucracy are from December 30, 2999, meaning a Reset Button on a grand scale for everyone except Fry (The Professor's memory is very inconsistent from one moment to the next, so he doesn't count). This means:
The Wormhole will transport the cast even further into the future.Now they all get to feel Fry's pain as a school of Fish Out of Temporal Water.
Fry and Farnsworth aren't genetically related.In "A Clockwork Origin," Farnsworth uses the phrase "sterile as my milkman-trusting father." That implies a 1 in 2 chance that Farnworth isn't really Fry's nephew. Given that Fry's grandfather turned out not to be his grandfather, there also seems to be a family tradition of this stuff, which makes the odds even greater that someone got cuckolded somewhere along the line. Would make for a fun subplot some time. (Also, Farnsworth has the delta brainwave Fry lacks and is incredulous that he could be related to someone so stupid, but I don't think that really counts as evidence.)
At the end of the video game segment in "Reincarnation"...The Planet Express crew will come across a planet that opens up and reveals a giant ape in suspenders, which proceeds to toss some barrels at the crew and destroy them.
WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF BARBADOS SLIM!Because I hate an unfollowed WMG tag, as this one once was, Barbados Slim goes after Hermes (rightfully or not) for breaking Barbados Slim's back with the door.
The cycle will end eventuallyEvery universe in the cycle is identical, right? WRONG! Universe A version 3.0 is slightly off directionwise. Not to mention Farnsworth v1.0 killed its Eleanor Roosevelt who knows where and when. While each cycle seems identical, there are subtle changes. And such subtle changes can amount to larger changes over time (in this case, millions upon trillions upon trillions upon trillions of years). Certainly at one point we would get to a universe where the Brainspawn succeed in gaining all information in the universe, and then destroying it. Or maybe where Fry's story of "Anthology of Interest" played out, and a paradox destroyed the universe. The previous cycles were all due to natural reasons of entropy and age. If an artifical factor is put in, the cycle could and should stop eventually, be it Universe v4.0 or Universe vA googolplex and three
Professor Farnsworth and Leela's newly discovered grandmother will hook up in the next season.That pairing is screaming for the shippers to put them together. We are fully aware that the professor is senile and Leela's mother admits that Leela's grandmother is nuts, so they are perfect for each other. The Professor/Mom pairing has been sunk and raised and sunk again too many times to be credible anymore so Leela's grandmother is introduced to give the Professer a new squicky love interest.
The final ever episode will be about Fry and Leela's wedding.At some point, Fry will pop the question, and Leela says Yes. In the last episode of the season, one of Farnsworth's inventions malfunctions, stranding Fry on a distant planet and Leela in the year 2000, thus inverting the setup from the first episode where Leela is (apparently) displaced in space and Fry in time. Most of the rest of the episode will be about various wacky hijinks that ensue at they attempt to reach the venue in the right year, while Hermes and Zoidberg try desperately to stall for time. Leela's adventures will end up involving Fry's time paradox duplicate (who becomes Lars) who reluctantly helps her get back to the 31st century so she can marry someone "a lot like [him]". Most likely, she'll end up freezing herself, and be thawed out with just a short time to spare. Alternatively, all the tubes will be occupied, and Leela will somehow manage to obtain a forwards time machine, allowing her to bring the Fry family forward in time to see Philips's wedding. In the end, Leela and Fry will arrive at the church ragged and out of breath at about the same time, followed by a nice marriage and then the two of them flying off into the sunset.
The universe will end when a brain slug controls the Hypno Toad
Had the show not been canceled, a future episode would've been a parody of Pacific Rim.Obviously Phillip and Yancy Fry would fill in for the Beckett Boys, with Farnsworth and Wernstrom playing the Geizler and Gottlieb roles, and Leela would be Mako. Bender would be the A.I. One thing I can't decide on is if Zapp should be Pentacost or one of the "suits and ties".
If the series is revived, it will deal with unfinished plot-lines, new settings and unresolved fan-queries .
Book Dumb boy attempts to acclimate into the new environment he finds himself in the first episode. His best non-human friend is bluish-gray and leads a full life just like a human. He harbors a crush on the first girl he sees. The girl's best friend is the Spoiled Sweet daughter of a millionaire. The name "Yancy" is prominent in his family. He had an often contentious but mostly loving relationship with his older sibling. And he's voiced by Billy West. Not necessarily a reincarnation, but definitely some interesting similarities.
Zap Brannigan is also Descended from...Troy Mclure, of course. Somehow, Troy managed to find a woman willing to bear his child, with Brannigan as the eventual result. (I am aware that The Simpsons is another Show Within a Show. It's too good not to be true-ish.)
Futurama is an alternate reality of The SimpsonsAll Futurama characters are futuristic expys of Simpsons characters.
James Bond is a Futurama robotHe only needs alcohol to survive. He can eat and sleep when he chooses to.
Futurama takes place in the same universe as SpongeBob SquarePants
Futurama takes place in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy universe
Cloud Atlas occurs in Futurama's universe.It could work - civilization rises and falls several times in Futurama between 2000 and 3000.
The Fifth Element occurs in Futurama's universe.Flying cars, New York being built atop the old, casual interstellar travel...
In a different universe, the War of 2012 resulted in the World of Ooo.Finn and Jake had a cameo appearance in "Leela and the Genestalk." Parallel(well, perpendicular) universes are both known to exist and it is possible to travel to them through the universe boxes. The Mushroom War occurred 1000 years ago, and when was this episode set in? 3013-almost 1000 years after the War of 2012. While Futurama is a sci-fi show, it's soft sci-fi and has referenced magical things before-Scruffy is a zombie, the final episode had vampires and so on. The War of 2012 that Conan O'Brien lost his legs in? In another universe, that was the Mushroom War. Susan Strong and the fish people are the alternates of the Sewer Mutants. The Applied Cryonics was powered by the Ice Crown of the Futurama universe. Finn and Jake somehow got captured, probably thanks to Mom stealing the technology of the parabox.
MST3K finale, in which the SOL crashed, Mike and the Bots moved into an apartment for the rest of Mike's life. After the eventual death of Mike, the first Garbage Crisis happens. This is solved by launching the trash into space. Several years Later, Buy 'N' Large takes control of the Earth government. Around 2100, a second garbage crisis occurs — this time all around the world. This time, because of the sheer amount of trash on Earth, BnL deems it inefficient to launch the garbage into space; instead, it initiates "Operation Cleanup", where humans evacuate the Earth until it is cleaned. Searching for a suitable prototype for their EVE units, they find Tom Servo. Servo is several hundred years old by now. BnL improves upon Joel's design and creates a line of vegetation probes, the EVEs, who will be used in the cleanup operation. Similarly, Gypsy's design is heavily modified and repackaged as AUTO units. Alas, no one thought to include her personality program. WALL-Es are manufactured. Most malfunction and fail, leaving only one. Tom, Crow, and Gypsy themselves are taken aboard a ship. The events of WALL-E take place. Fry's cryogenic capsule is removed and placed on the Axiom or a similar cruise ship. After the return to Earth and its eventual rehabilitation, BnL declared bankruptcy and was bought out by Mom, who integrated much of the robotics portion of the company into her own fledgling business. Sometime around the 2800's, aliens such as the Decapodians came into contact with Earth. Earth joined DOOP. Knowledge of the Second Garbage Crisis was covered up to prevent another crisis. Tom and Crow themselves hang out in a New New York movie theater and shush other patrons who talk. This also happens Pre-Crisis Legion of Super-Heroes! In "Superman and The Legion of Super-Heroes", when we see Superman rescuing a bunch of aliens who were being sent to a concentration camp, one is a red lobster-man with an anemone for a mouth, big blue eyes, and a white doctor's coat. This cannot be coincidence; this is Zoidberg or one of his relatives.
Kif is an IrkenNo real evidence except the green skin and the three-letter-name, and he would have unusual anatomy for the species. But it would be cool.
Kif is Lord VoldemortAs argued by Shaun Haber
Futurama is the future of WALL-EEventually, somebody's got to think that if they get a monopoly on a particular product/service, they can do a better job of it than BnL did back in the stupid ages. And so was born, Mom Corp.
WALL-E is what Futurama would have been......Had the garbage ball not been created back in the 21st century.
Fry is Haruhi Suzumiya, or a reincarnation of her.He wanted desperately to leave his job, and his godlike powers pulled the world around to create the future he wanted, where all the fantastic things he saw in sci-fi were real.
The 'God' Bender meets in Godfellas is The Data Integration Thought EntityIt makes too much sense, and it works with the above theory of Fry being Haruhi.
The superpower-granting cream is The CatalystOkay, from the Reaper WMG page, we know that the Second Coming of Zombie Jesus that occurs in 2443 was predicted by Regular Satan (as opposed to the robot devil). This puts Futurama and Reaper in the same Verse We also know that Reaper must be set in the HeroesVerse, because Sam's brother is the same person as Claire's brother. From that, it's not to much to assume that the Catalyst was accidentally rediscovered in the 1000-ish years between Heroes and Futurama while researching miracle creams and their uses in relieving joint pain.
Ugly Americans is a parallel-universe version of FuturamaNot only do they both take place in New York City and frequently feature monsters, robots and aliens, but many of the characters in Ugly Americans have Futurama counterparts:
Zoidberg and his alien species are the lobsterities from The Dark TowerOr some kind of evolved version of them. They maintain some of the same characteristics such as being able to, quite easily, snip off a person's limbs. However, they have been able to evolve into being able to walk up right and have gain the ability to actually talk.
Mom is Charlotte Pickles.She got frozen in her elder years, and unfrozen at some point in time to become the cold, bitter woman we know and love today.
Robot religion was founded by the Robot-Rabbi from ConanThink about it. Think about it.
Futurama and South Park take place in the same universeThe reason the fungineers in the future think that there were whalers on the moon is because they found the corpse of Willzyx and assumed the stupidest. Of course, this might just be highly improbable...
Code Geass takes place in the British alternate universe in All the President's Heads. And Fry helped midwife the Holy Britannian Empire. (The Queen seen is just one of Emperor Charles' wives.)
Professor Farnsworth went back in time and invented the hairdryer."Eureka! I've invented an automatic hair-drying machine. You use it when you get out of the bathtub. Its only flaw is that if it actually gets into the bathtub, it kills you. Oh yes."
From Godfellas:"When you write the Bible, you might wanna omit that last ... miracle." Maybe that's what happened to the real Bible.
The Amazon World is an alternate Justice League future.There was an episode of the Justice League animated series where an amazon (a woman from an island populated only by immortal women) sought to kill all men from the world beyond her island. Of course, the League stopped her... but, in an alternate reality, they could not. So, after the League defeat, they found some magical or magic/science way to create new babies without men, women filled all areas of human society, and life goes on. After all, men are not intrinsically needed at any place, everything is capable to run smoothly without them: politics, economy, culture, science, infrastructure... even the whole superhuman issue would stay the same, with superheroes as Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl keeping the female supervillians under control. Yes, men are not intrinsically needed for anything... except for one thing: Snu snu. So, centuries passed, and this alternate JL earth became the Amazon World where Fry, Bender, Zapp Branigan and Kif (and Leela and Amy) landed.
The Nibblonians are related to the Incubators, and of course are from the same planet.Both are ancient alien races dedicated to preserving the universe, albeit through extremely cold, manipulative, sociopathic means. Reflecting the Incubators' True Neutral status, they are usually selected for the post of their planet Eternium's ambassador to the Neutral Planet.
Futurama takes place in the same universe as Fallout series.It's implied that there was some sort of apocalyptic event in the Futurama universe, and Leela did mention nuclear winter once. Plus, both universes have a retro-futuristic style. And the mutagenic goo under New New York could be FEV. So the nuclear war in Fallout happened, a dark ages like period emerged (the time period you play in in the games) and then civilazation rebuilds itself and eventually we get Futurama.